Organisers of the Nithraid boat race say the once illustrious river must be championed again.
The river is a massive asset to Dumfries. it has historically been really significant in the formation of the town, and we believe that the river once again needs to be championed for the town and our relationship with the river needs to be developed in a positive way rather than at the moment, Dumfries is all about the River Nith flooding the shops at Whitesands. The race is about saying the Nith is part of the formation of this place and lets make it a special place again.
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Dry, warm and sunny with sea breezes. Isolated heavy showers by evening and overnight, although many areas will escape